Grandma Bubbles Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

This is the cake my Great Grandma Bubbles would always make for any type of celebration or family event. It’s a rich chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. You’ll be able to toss this delicious cake together, along with the frosting, in no time at all.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

Baking Supplies:

  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Two Large Bowls
  • One Baking Pan
  • Hand Mixer, or Whisk
Some of the ingredients this recipe calls for
Some of the ingredients this recipe calls for. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder.

Cake Batter Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup of Hershey’s Cocoa 
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons of Baking SOda
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
  • 8 Tablespoons of Crisco
  • 2 Cups of Hot Water

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients: 

  • 3 ½ cups of Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Softened Stick of Butter
  • 1 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of 2% Milk (You may need more or less)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Combine all of your batter ingredients into a large bowl, adding the hot water last.
  3. Mix the batter using a whisk or an electric hand mixer until it’s smooth, the batter will be a bit watery. 
  4. Line your baking pan with Crisco, or parchment paper so the cake doesn’t stick to the pan. 
  5. Bake the cake for 30 minutes. 
  6. Take it out of the oven and let cool for 30 to 40 minutes. 
Cake after it has been taken out of the oven.
Cake after it has been taken out of the oven. Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder. 

While your cake cools, start making the frosting. 

  1. Soften your stick of butter in the microwave, and then add it to a large bowl.
  2. Add the cup of creamy peanut butter, and mix until combined.
  3. Start to add the confectioners sugar ½ a cup at a time. 
  4. Add the milk gradually as well, if you add too much the frosting will become soupy and unusable.
  5. Once your frosting is creamy and spreadable, put aside until your cake is cooled completely.
  6. Once your cake is cooled, spread your peanut butter frosting across the cake evenly. 
  7. Cut and serve, preferably with a glass of milk, and enjoy.
Final product of the recipe.
Final product of the recipe. Cut, serve and enjoy! Photo taken by Alexandra Leisenfelder. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s